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Eric WeeksSamuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Associate Vice ProvostDirector, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society (2011)
  • Winship Distinguished Research Professor (Emory University, 2010-2013)
  • Emory's George P. Cuttino Award for Excellence in Mentoring (2018)
  • Gave Stanley Corrsin Memorial Lecture in Fluid Mechanics (Johns Hopkins University, 2009)
  • Crystal Apple teaching award in "Emerging Excellence" from Emory's Residence Hall Association (2008)
  • Named as an American Physical Society "Outstanding Referee" (inaugural group) (2008)
  • Center for Teaching and Curriculum Award for Excellence in Teaching, natural sciences (2006)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists & Engineers (2004)


Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1997


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Research Area

Experimental soft condensed matter physics.

Research Interests

Microscopy of colloidal glasses, nonlinear dynamics, complex fluids, and granular media. In our lab we study the properties and dynamics of complex fluids, mainly using microscopy. What happens when glasses solidify? What behavior do we see in materials when they are out of equilibrium? What happens when we push the limits of applications of statistical mechanics, by studying simple materials such as shaving cream foam or sand piles?